Jason Campbell: Is He Really the Redskins Future at QB?

RealSportsTalk Contributor IDecember 26, 2009

I have a hard time believing that the Washington Redskins are going to give Jason Campbell much more time before they make a move, whether that be by trade, draft, or free agency, to bring in another QB.

Honestly, I still think Campbell could turn out to be a very solid NFL quarterback, but then I watch him play, and see how far he hasn't come in the years he's already played, and it makes me think that he doesn't have a chance.

When he first came into the league, and played his first few games, I saw some great things, and while they were still rough, I was confident he could polish them up to become the QB that he was expected to be. But looking back at the last few years, he honestly hasn't improved in any of those categories.


The first thing I noticed with him was that he didn't see all the players on the field. Granted, he always saw where his receiver was, but it was like he had a block on his eye that didn't allow him to see where the defensive players were, and to this day he still throws passes right into the chest of a defensive back which frustrates me so much.


I'll give him some credit, he has improved a little on this part of his game, but he still doesn't feel pressure when he needs to. It also seems like he's lost on some plays, and ends up wasting a down, getting sacked, or throwing a pick trying to recover and make a play.

Mental Issues

A quarterback has to have a very short memory in the NFL, and from watching Campbell week in and week out he just has to good of a memory.

I'm going to take Mark Sanchez as an example. Those few games where he has thrown three, four, or even five interceptions, he's still able to keep his head up because he puts those out of his head and doesn't obsess on not throwing another one. Campbell on the other hand seems to always get his head down, and make even more mistakes because of his fear of making another bad pass, which adds more pressure on him, which makes him throw another bad pass.

Those are just a few of the things that I don't like about Jason Campbell, and I'm fairly sure I could come up with some more, but I don't think that's necessary.

So that brings me to my question for the thread, do you guys really see Jason Campbell as being the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins in 3-4 years? Can he figure himself out and work out the kinks to his game?

Comments always appreciated.